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Sarfaraz vows aggressive, positive cricket against Australia

Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has vowed to repeat the aggression and positivity his side displayed against England. Photo: AFP

TAUNTON: Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has vowed to repeat the aggression and positivity his side showed against England, when Pakistan take on Australia in the World Cup game on Wednesday.

Pakistan will face the defending champions Australia at Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.

The game will be Pakistan’s fourth encounter in ICC World Cup 2019. They were beaten by West Indies before they outclassed England at Nottingham. The game against Sri Lanka at Bristol last Friday was washed out without a ball being bowled.

Skipper Sarfaraz is confident of a good show against the Aussies.

“We will go in as positive and aggressive as we were against England,” he said.

“We have confidence from the last win although we would have loved to go with two wins but you can’t do much about the weather,” Sarfaraz added.

Australia were beaten by India at the Oval on Sunday, but they defeated Afghanistan and West Indies before losing to India in the tournament.

Sarfaraz is well aware of Australia’s strengths. The wicket-keeper batsman said that the return of David Warner and Steve Smith has made Australia a stronger side and Pakistan can’t take them lightly.

“We know Australia will come down hard and with Smith and Warner back they are at their best again and we give respect to all opponents."